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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 003, Dr. Kenneth J. Ruoff (Portland State University) Ruoff, Kenneth J.; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Ruoff explains the impact of the Meiji Restoration in global history and the role of the emperor system in Japanese modernization. We discuss the longevity of the emperor system in relation to its flexibility, as well as its centrality in both the prewar and postwar Japanese political and cultural environments.

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